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Sounds of Celebration IV’s ‘One Team. One Goal’




These youth will have the opportunity to hear talented peers perform at Emperors Palace.

The theme of the concert this year is “One Team. One Goal”, drawing inspiration from the unity that can be achieved through sport.

Over 150 young performers, in a “feast of the senses”, will join on stage for a unique musical offering, uniting talented South African youth and representing a wide range of cultures and instruments.

“Their performances celebrate our common humanity and use music as a medium to express their hope for a united tomorrow,” , NGO Education Africa said of the concert, which has become a highlight on the social calendar, to uplift disadvantaged communities around Johannesburg.

The most recent of Education Africa’s nine grassroots projects, the establishment of “marimba hubs” across Gauteng’s communities, is among their most inspiring. Between 2013 and 2016, the Sounds of Celebration project opened three marimba hubs – at Ithute, in Alexandra; the Zama Montessori School in Daveyton; and the Boys’ and Girls’ Club of Protea Glen.

Proceeds of this year’s efforts will be used to open two new hubs – one in Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria and the other in the Boys’ and Girls’ Club in Bertrams near the Johannesburg CBD, while Education Africa and Sydenham Shul continue to sustain and expand the existing hubs.

Audiences this year will be able to listen to much loved musical pieces that evoke sporting events and moments in history, such as “Chariots of Fire”, “Barcelona”, “World in Union”, “We are the Champions”, etc.

Instrumental performances include erhu, marimba, jazz band, Scottish pipes and drums, piano, steelband as well as violin. Choirs, monologues, rap, Vuyani dancers and kung fu displays are further treats in store.  

Sounds of Celebration 1V will have its final performance on Tuesday March 14, at 19:45 at Theatre of Marcellus at Emperors Palace. It is open to the public as a fundraiser to fund more “marimba hubs” as an outreach programme.

Bookings may be made at or at CNA Norwood, Postnet Glenhazel and other selected outlets. For more information contact Education Africa (011) 685-7300 or Sydenham Shul (011) 640-5021.

The SA Jewish Report is giving away five double tickets to Sounds of Celebration.
Email with the subject line FREE TICKETS and your contact details, and ‘like’ our Facebook page to be eligible.


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